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Do you get any of these symptoms?
Headaches Migraines Insomnia Muscle cramps/pain
High blood pressure Anxiety Depression Panic attacks
Constipation Fatigue Poor memory Type 2 diabetes
You could be lacking in magnesium.
It is, in a round about way, responsible for more than 700 processes in our bodies.
It is important to our health but the majority of us don't get enough magnesium.
It is needed by our nervous system, bones, muscles, heart and brain to function. When we dont receive enough magnesium then we get these symptoms.
Why are we deficient?
Just 100 years ago a normal diet would have provided 500mg of magnesium / day.
But today because of mineral depletion in the soil, medications, toxins in the environment and
the consumption of sugar, alcohol, caffeine and grains
deficiency has resulted with less magnesium being available to our body to use for vital functions.
Magnesium is required for the chemical process that allows insulin to move glucose into your cells for energy production.
If there isn't enough magnesium then insulin and glucose levels rise in your blood stream.
And the excess glucose is stored as FAT. So magnesium can help to reduce insulin resistance and help you to burn the stored fat as energy.
Magnesium is also needed for the reduction of stress.
It supports the adrenal glands which control the release of cortisol and adrenaline. These 2 hormones are linked to the fight or flight stress response.
When it comes to sleep, magnesium supports muscle relaxation. It also helps your body to make melatonin - the sleep hormone.
And when it comes to energy, magnesium is needed for making adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Remember that from Biology?
The Krebs Cycle?
So ATP is the currency of energy for our body.
ATP and energy set the tone for your metabolism. In other words when you have low ATP then your energy will be low and your metabolism will be low.
By increasing your magnesium it stands to reason tht your energy levels and metabolism should increase.
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is 350 - 400mg which is LESS than what were eating 100 years ago - 500mg!!!
And when you don't have enough magnesium your body is not able to cope with the stress and illness of modern day.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, the author of The Magnesium Miracle, suggests taking up to 800mg of magnesium per day.
You can eat
avos, nuts, pumpking an sesame seeds, fish and dark green leafy vegetables
to help increase your magnesium intake.
However, it will be difficult to eat enough so supplementing is a serious consideration.
Look for magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate.
Citrate comes in a bio-available form and is not stored in the body.
Glycinate provides the highest level of absorption.
The best way to enhance your absorption is to spread your magnesium intake over your day. So have some at breakfast, lunch and before bed time.
Epsom Salt Bath
The answer to a good night's sleep!
2 cups of Epsom Salts in a bath before bed.
Add 10 drops of lavender oil to aid relaxation and better sleep.
As magnesium is absorbed through the skin a bath will help to relax your muscles and detoxify your body.
You can add 1/2 - 1 cup to your children's bath to help them sleep better.
If you start to feel worse after taking magnesium it could be a result of your body detoxing.
The magnesium helps to remove chemicals and heavy metals from your cells, so it is possible that you could feel unwell.
Reduce the amount of magensium you are taking and slowly increase it every couple of days.